SOUTHAMPTON United Kingdom
Ahoy there, captain!
Southampton and the South-East of England are an ideal starting point for a trip to England.
The British airline Flybe operates direct flights from 2017, March 26th to October 26th, 3 to 6 flights a week.
From Southampton to London in just over 2 hours from Rennes. Fast trains direct to London Waterloo from Southampton Airport Parkway station which is only 99 steps from the airport terminal.
Many other cities are also accessible by train from Southampton : Winchester, Portsmouth, Oxford, Bath, Bristol, Brighton, Birmingham ...
Via Southampton, many connecting flights are also possible: flights to Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Glasgow, Guernsey and Jersey.
For more information and bookings go to www.flybe.com
Journey time between Rennes and Southampton: 1 hour
- Capital city: London is the capital of England
- Climate: Mild, and hot in summer
- Time difference with France: 1 hour behind
- Currency: Pound sterling
- Official language: English
- Travel document requirements: Passport or valid national identity card
- Tourist Information: www.visit-southampton.co.uk
The pleasures of being by the coast
As a coastal town, Southampton can offer visitors all the pleasures of the sea, including watching regattas in the Solent and walking the coastal footpaths. You will be spoilt for choice: picturesque villages, rolling hills, spectacular coastline, elegant seaside resorts...
Don’t miss the Old Town of Southampton, with its impressive Northern gate known as “Bargate”, its medieval city wall and its many museums. You will also find a variety of parks and green spaces in the town centre. Southampton Common is the largest amongst them, with its Wildlife Centre, located where Southampton Zoo used to stand.
Southampton also has a large port, where you can admire cruise boats setting sail and perhaps even catch sight of the famous Queen Mary II.
London, Southampton’s neighbour
Flybe, in association with the railway company South West Trains, has set up a “Rail-Air” service for quick and easy travel between Southampton Airport and London's Waterloo Station.
Once flight reservation has been confirmed on the www.flybe.com website, the passenger can purchase a "Rail-Air" return ticket that costs 30 pounds by clicking on the South West Trains link. Several ticket types are available, including a one-way ticket, first class and child rates, in both directions of travel. Passengers who purchase a return ticket will be granted a free priority pass at Southampton airport’s security check for their return flight, without queuing or paying extra. The railway station Southampton Airport Parkway is only a step away (99 steps, to be exact!) from the airport, and 50 trains leave every day for London's Waterloo Station, taking just over an hour. So wait no more, and book yourself a weekend in the British capital!